Golden’s exhibit, "Being There," consists of eighty black and white photographs, sixty of which will be shown at Seton Hill. Golden, who was born in Chicago in 1931, states, “I was too young to participate in the Second World War yet old enough to be permanently influenced by it and the Holocaust.” In 1999, Golden went to “Auschwitz by way of Krakow” and spent a week there recording impressions with his camera. Golden calls this exhibit “my personal confrontation with the past.”

Youner’s installation "A Letter to Debbie" tackles the topic of the Holocaust through the experience of the late Lieutenant Al Gaynes, who in a letter written to his wife Debbie in 1945, describes the atrocities which he discovered upon liberating Landsberg Concentration Camp, one of 11 satellite camps of Dachau. Debbie Gaynes will accompany Youner to the conference. Youner and Debbie Gaynes met by chance and began their two year collaboration and deep friendship as Youner made the letter the subject of her artwork. Youner states, “I wanted this message to be assertive and strong, but at the same time to be a subtle way of looking at the naked truth.”

Both Golden and Youner will participate in a special artist's talk in Lynch Hall Auditorium from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m, followed by a reception in Harlan Gallery from 8:30 - 10 p.m., on Monday, November 6, as a featured part of the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education's 7th Holocaust Education Conference. Both the artist's talk and reception are free and open to the public.

To arrange a docent tour of the two exhibits at another time, please contact Carol Brode by e-mailing or by calling extension 4426. (Students from a new course offered this semester, “Artistic Responses to the Holocaust,” will serve as docents.) Or view the exhibition during regular gallery hours: M - TH 5 - 8 pm; F 1 - 3 PM; SUN 1 - 4 PM.

For more information on Harlan Gallery or this exhibit, please contact For more information on the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education's Conference, please visit and click on "Centers" then "NCCHE."